- F80 Flat Kabuki Brush $18
If you're looking for a foundation brush that makes your makeup go on as if it's airbrushed, then this is the perfect brush for you. It is a densely bristled brush that almost paints on your foundation by magic. I prefer this to a round kabuki because the cut edges of the brush allow me to really get into all the different planes and angles of my face. The only downside to the brush is that it is quite a pain to deep clean. I would recommend either more frequent cleanings or buy a back up of this brush to have on hand while you're waiting for the other brush to dry.
- F25 Tapered Face Brush $25
This is the most expensive brush that Sigma sells, and it's still less than almost every MAC brush. The comparable MAC 138 is $54!! It is also probably the softest brush that I have ever touched. It is quite a few uses. I like to use the pointy tip for contouring, and the fluffier sides to pat/roll blush onto my cheeks. If you "squash" the tip into your face, you can even use it to buff out any lines from overzealous contouring.
- E25 Blending Brush $10
If you only buy one brush, get this one. It's a dupe for the MAC 217 (which retails for $23). I have at least 4-5 of them and I'd like to get some more. The price point couldn't be better, and this brush is a workhorse. I use it to pack on color on the lid, blend color into the crease, blend out harsh lines, and even put down pigment. I could easily do an entire eye look using just this brush.
- E55 Shading Brush $10
This brush might not look like much, but I can get quite a lot of use out of it. This dupe of the MAC 239 (which is sold for $25) is an obvious choice for packing down color on the lid, but it is also excellent for cutting in a crease or a sharp outer-v if just the tip of the brush is used. It's also great for running a bit of shadow under the lower lash line.
- E40 Tapered Blending Brush $12
I was late to jump on the bandwagon with this dupe of the MAC 224 (sold at $31), but now I couldn't live without it. I use it mostly for putting a less concentrated bit of color in my crease, but also for blending out any harsh lines when I'm done with my shadow. I also use another E40 to blend concealer on stubborn blemishes or even under my eyes. It's also a great brush to use for setting smaller areas of the face with powder.
- E65 Small Angle Brush $10
This is another little brush (dupe for the MAC 208/209 for $20) that gets a lot done. I use it mostly for eye liner when I use shadows in lieu of a traditional eye liner pencil. It also works great with gel eyeliners, especially if you're trying to get that flick at the end of your eye. It's also handy to use for filling in brows.
- E30 Pencil Brush $10
The Sigma dupe for the MAC 219 (which sells for $25) is small but mighty. I've used it to blend out eyeliner on both upper and lower lash lines, smudge shadow along the lash line, do detail work in the crease, or to add a highlight to the inner corner or brow bone. It's also great for stippling on concealer.
Obviously there are other brushes from Sigma that I love. I recently acquired their large powder brush, angled contour brush, and their precision brushes. While I enjoy using them, the ones I listed above are the ones I find myself reaching for every single day.
I'd love to hear which brushes you like from Sigma and which ones you recommend for me to pick up next!